1 7-ELEVEN CLERK
IN ELMWOOD IS SLASHED
A 7-Eleven clerk was given a nasty gash to his face by a knife-wielding robber in the city's Elmwood section early yesterday, police said.
The masked robber entered the store on 70th Street near Grovers Avenue about 1:10 a.m. and slashed the 25-year-old cashier's face before fleeing with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.
The clerk was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was treated for the non-life-threatening injuries, cops said.
2BURGLARS HIT 10 CARS
Burglars smashed the windows of 10 cars in Holmesburg yesterday morning and stole items ranging from change to GPS systems, police said.
The burglaries, on Walker Street near Ashburner, are believed to have occurred between 3 and 5:30 a.m., police said. Cops said that they had few leads but were taking the case seriously.
3PROSTITUTION CHARGED IN DEL.
Delaware State Police said that an investigation into a hit-and-run crash Tuesday in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Georgetown led to the bust of a house of prostitution, although they are remaining mum on the details.
Antonio Flores, 23, of Georgetown, allegedly fled the lot about 1:25 p.m. after he backed into a shopping cart with a small child inside that was being pushed by a 29-year-old man, police said. The man and child suffered minor injuries.
Flores subsequently was pulled over during a traffic stop and found to be the driver in the hit-and-run, police said.
Two women, Maria Diaz-Flores, 19, and Griselda Vasquez-Ortega, 25, are charged with hindering Flores' apprehension by police. Both women were with Flores before the crash, police said. All three were hit with prostitution charges.
4PHILA. COP HIT BY TRUCK AFTER EAGLES GAME
A police officer directing traffic after Tuesday's Eagles game was seriously injured when a pickup truck hit him, police said. The officer was hit at 12:08 a.m. at Front Street and Pattison Avenue, in South Philadelphia. He was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, where he remained yesterday in stable condition with a fractured shoulder. The driver stopped, and a police spokeswoman did not know whether a citation was issued.
5POLICE CHASE NETS
CAR- THEFT SUSPECT
Police nabbed a suspected car thief after he led them on a high-speed chase up Interstate 95 through three counties during yesterday's morning rush hour.
The pursuit started just before 7 a.m. in Tinicum Township, Delaware County. State troopers joined the pursuit when it entered Philadelphia. It turned into a foot pursuit after the man crashed into a guardrail at the Neshaminy Creek Bridge on I-95 in Bucks County. Cops did not identify him.
- Staff and wire reports